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Wasim Akram: If the shooter was so brave, why didn't he face me?

Pakistan's cricket legend on how his trigger-happy road foe was actually a coward on the streets of Karachi yesterday

Karachi: It was just an accident when I was coming to the stadium. There is lot of rush at this time and I was in the middle lane and a car hit my car from behind. I signaled the driver to come to the side but he tried to make a fool and tried to race off which irritated me a lot.

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Pakistani policemen inspect the car of Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram after a gunman opened fire on it in Karachi yesterday. Pic/AFP
Pakistani policemen inspect the car of Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram after a gunman opened fire on it in Karachi yesterday. Pic/AFP  

I got a bit frustrated and chased that car and blocked it and while I was standing and arguing with the driver a person stepped out from the back seat holding a gun and pointed it at me.

But since the traffic had stopped and people recognised me as Wasim Akram, the man than lowered his gun and fired at my car which was very scary.

Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram 

I have shared all details with the police and I am confident they will apprehend the culprit.

Because road rage can happen anywhere in the world be it England, Australia, USA but taking out a gun is not the way to settle such things. And if this person who fired is so brave than he should come forward and face things.

Imran relieved

Wasim Akram's 1992 World Cup captain Imran Khan was quick to react to the attack on Akram. Imran tweeted: "I strongly condemn the firing on Wasim Akram's car in Karachi. I am glad to know that Wasim Akram is safe."

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